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-stakes game of cken that we have seen over issues the last several big issues like this. i think people are concerned. both sides have very nationalist positions and are different to get a part. i think perhaps the american eople would be interested to know how much progress both say was made during the talks before they broke down and how it will be difficult to get over the final vote several yards and create a deal over this. >> tell us about the show sunday? take this opportunity, given the holiday weekend, centering around the freedom of this country, the birth of this country, and look at the constitution and rolled down. debate, the debt ceiling, the rise of the tea party has brought the center ason front and a real guideline to how the republicans want to govern. i think that is a very interesting perspective and it is a real thing we want to boil n and look at. take all of these issues, taxes, government, were power, the first amendment, care, and see how the constitution was written, is an original document that cannot be changed with an absolute blueprint, or whether it was a
and his big circle holding hands and they were trying to find him with their feet. at least 30 minutes went by until they found the boy still under water. rescue workers arrived and took the child to the hospital. despite efforts to revive him he was declared dead. >> he had been in there too long. >> we have to watch them with the close. -- real close. >> police say he was out here with a family. they are still waiting to notify next of kin. searchers tell us that they did not notice any adult family members in the immediate vicinity. >> also tonight, the big cleanup after last night's wild weather. it came fast and furious and only affected a fraction of the area. plenty of people spend their holidays figuring out not just what to clean up but how to do it. it has left a lasting impression on some neighborhoods. jennifer is at one of the areas hardest hit by the storms. >> you are right. it made a mark. 4000 arlington residents without power. take a look at that tree. it is massive. the clean-up here has not even begun yet. in north arlington it will take days to clean up after a sto
expect increased timidity levels. then we will look for the big warmup. look at what is happening to the west of us. the magenta is excessive keep warnings. that is on the way by wednesday thursday, and friday. how hot would get to? my full forecast is just in a few minutes. >>> the president meets with the dali lama and sparks strong reaction from china's officials. >>> was it carmageddon? stay with us. those [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card an started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> rupert murdoch is trying to contain the damage from a phone hacking scandal. the company ran an ad in seven british newspapers apologizing 41 of his tabloids hacking into the phones of victims. it has forced two of his top executives to resign.
. >> oh, yes, adorable. >>> later on one of the big holiday weekend movies "transformers 3." we sent one of our intrepid coworkers to go see it andnd ge movie fans' impressions for "insomniac theater." you know what? i kind of want to see this but i feel like i have to see it in 3d. carving out almost three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> i'm not sure i can justify it. >> i don't understand. it's just computer graphics everybody knows is not real. sort of like watching a cartoon, a really long cartoon. it's sort of lost on me. we'll have to hear what the feedback is. >> robots and buildings. >> like "steel magnolias" over and over for you, rig are probably be painful. >>> jurors in the casey anthony trial are spending this holiday deliberating behind closed doors. they must decide whether anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter or whether the little girl died in a swimming pool accident. >> reporter: casey anthony broke down as prosecutors told the jury she suffocated her 2-year-old daughter with duct tape. prosecutors portrayed casey as a lying, selfish party girl who murdered her daughte
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
that it was a big -- it was big ups for the president. >> we have got the same obligations. >> now, when the president wrapped up the town hall he said it was fun. they are boiling down the answers to the necessary 140 characters. you can go online to read those tweeds. reporting from the newsroom, abc7, jennifer donelan. >> for more, log on to our website at wjla.com. >>> of course the debt ceiling is also being talked about on capitol hill. top lawmakers will be meeting at the white house to try to hammer out a plan. they have just two weeks to come to a compromise, but it looks like talks have been progressing. they are looking to consider proposals to close tax loopholes. leon? >>> shutting down parts of the bw parkway today a man walked out of the woods near a construction site and attacked a speed camera truck. the suspect, a man believed to be in his sixties yet the van with a hammer and was also said to be carrying a shotgun and was yelling incoherently. the man slipped back into the woods. police are still searching for the suspect. >>> meanwhile people are continuing to react
it a hate crime. >> and it was a big attraction to the u.s. women's soccer team was a big win to send them to the world cup finals. >> and big changes that could be ahead for casey anthony when she gets out of jail in four days. >> absolutely not taking the children out of their home. >> plus, should obese children be taken away from their parents for protection? a controversial topic drawing a lot of attention. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier w!t to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> a new commentary in the country's leading medical journal is sparking a controversy among parents. >> it's as parents of extremely obese children should lose custody of their children. >> the question is whether they should lose custody for not controlling their child's weight. the child would be placed in foster care were the doctors believe they
to bring him up to the bigs. 6:13 69 degrees. >>> breaking the bank. how much a royal wedding is costing taxpayers. >> several american tourists a [ mr. cl per ] i don't talk to them as much as cindy does... good morning chickens! [ jim ] you know, that's our business so we want to be the experts in chicken. we're not the status quo. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda-process-verified programs for fresh all-natural chickens. [ jim ] this is an all-vegetarian diet no animal by-products, no animal fat. [ joe ] we never have used steroids or hormones of any type. it's not gonna happen. [ joe ] and always raised cage free. we set our goals higher than anyone. we're trying to make a better chicken. [ jim ] my dad did my grandfather did and it's what we do today. >>> our top stories. police are investigating an overnight car crash that damaged an aspen hill home. investigators say a woman lost control of her car at absent up -- aspen hill road and park land drive. the car slammed into the home. one person was injured. the woman was taken into custody. >
great news. giving parents choices. the big change is that on menus that participate in this program there will be meals with at least one combination of -- that has 600 calories or less and with that, the side dish will have to be 200 calories or less and looking at guideline, increase increased fruits and vegetable, lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy. >> choices are good. options are good, but the difference, what's the real difference here? >> well, you know, that's the big question. there is a recent study out of yale and looked at 20 fast food chain, 3,000 different combinations of kids' food. only 27 of them met the kind of guidelines we're talking about here. the big issue is will they be promoting these healthy guidelines or be one item on the menu and kids are still going for the fries. >> kind of related is getting a lot of buzz. "the journal of the american medical association," a piece where harvard doctors are suggesting if you have a child that is really obese, that that child should be taken from their parents and put into foster care. what do you think about
heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
. the young wizard is already bringing in big bucks. >> peggy bunker has details. >> topping america's money, more pressure on the white house. with no apparent progress on raising the debt limit, moody's may downgrade the country's top- notch credit rating, which could crash markets. fed chairman ben bernanke says the central bank is ready to step in if the economy gets weaker but he told a house committee that he does expect the economy to strengthen this year and no fed moves are imminent. the final average body movemen -- a final harry potter movie has sold $32 million in tickets. there's trouble brewing in minnesota for beer drinkers thanks to the government shutdown there. miller agreements have expired, so they may have to remove their brand from store shelves. >> folks are not going to be happy about that with a big game coming up. how many beer drinkers do you think what women's world cup soccer? >> i don't know. >>> today is going to be one of those days when you walk out the door and you feel so good. it's going to feel great later this afternoon. a big change compared with yester
says a smaller package of about $2 trillion is more realistic. >> yes it's a big package will require big tax increases. it's a job killer. >> when asked whether or not he thought that they could reach a deal in the next 10 days, the president said "we have to." his press conference is scheduled for later this morning. reporting live on capitol hill, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. jim moran wants to hear your ideas on how to reduce the national debt. the northern virginia democrat and the nonpartisan coalition are hosting an event in arlington tonight. participants will look at budget priorities and see how they will be affected by the various proposals. and it is 6:06. we have 73 degrees on this monday. >> and when "good morning washington" returns, albert haynesworth's sexual assault case heads back to court. we'll tell you what's next for the controversial redskins player. plus, safety concerns mount after the casey anthony verdict and sentencing. what's being done at the memorial to the florida mother's young daughter, caylee? >> but
. >> you would have to be insane not to come to the concert. >> there are big names on taft including -- tap including jordin sparks and josh broban. ♪ -- josh groban. ♪ emmy-award winner jimmy smits will host for the third time. he says that is about much more than just the show. >> when you see young people come from places people who have come to keep these things potent in mind -- >> a lot of people aren't expected to show -- are expected to show. there are a lot of things you will need to know. a lot of rhode closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. -- road closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. the parade is at 11:45 this morning. there will be secure areas to go through. the list of what you can and cannot bring is on our website wjla.com. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> military families will join president obama and his family for a fourth of july celebration at the white house. the independence day celebration on the south lawn will include a barbecue concert and a good view of the fireworks. it is th
. >> there is the proof. she was big enough and strong enough to open the door. >> there was palpable tension between the prosecution and the defense. at one point the defense called out the prosecutor for laughing at him. the judge immediately stop the proceedings. >> i am beginning to see that order or anything else may not mean a hell of a been to either of you. >> she is also charged with manslaughter and tragedy is pick -- and child abuse. each of them carry a 30-year sentence. if convicted of murder cup -- if convicted of murder, casey anthony could be sentenced to death. >>> i spoke with david mark earlier tonight. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> a lot of senators are a bit upset that they have to come back on tuesday when they thought they have the week off. but imports and staff. >> there is unfinished business dealing with this debt ceiling it is essentially how much money the government can borrow. if there is not an agreement reached in the next three weeks there is big trouble ahead. the treasury department says that the default is coming. they seem to think that it is imper
scrambling for safety. >>> good morning. the heat wave melting a big chunk of the nation is showing no signs of letting. >> up that's right. the humidity is creating oppressive conditions. today, chicago could see its highest temperature in five years. abc's karen traver as more on the spending east. >> reporter: they tossed two tons of ice into the water to try to cool things down. this heat wave is krgripping th middle of the nation. for 17 states. texas to minnesota. east to ohio. in five states, temperatures dropped thee century mark. the system is expected to hover across the midwest for five more sweltering days before heading east. >> not moving at all. unpacking its bags. this high pressure for many days to come as it continues to intensify and grow in overall size. >> reporter: for beach goers the soaring temperatures means fun in the sun. but for some people, especially the elderly this extreme heat can be extremely dangerous. >> they'll complain of dizziness, weakness. being light headed. >> reporter: experts say to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun. >> the goal was ten
, they will always find one. >> beyond a reasonable doubt is like swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big p pces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, injure numb juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. >> every expert, like, with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality telelesion. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey anthony, all that is just a moomoot argument now. what happens to her?
is investigating. >>> another big story is picking up the pieces. two storms pounded parts of the region. the cleanup is barely under way. >> we have a look at the destructions and one of the hardest hit parts of northern virginia. >> early this morning several roads remain blocked and closed throughout arlington county. it is obvious that people here are picking up the pieces left behind by sunday's storm. early this morning officials are saying that several roads will remain closed. old dominion drive and cleve road. people describe this area after the storm as it were some. neighbors we talked to said that they were left cleaning up the big mess that mother nature and left behind. the storm toppled trees on the houses and cars and of downed power lines. it took off sections of other people's roofs. other areas took a big hit from the storm. trees smashed cars parked along streets in capitol hill. in bowie maryland, lightning struck a tree where a mother was. they are ok. if you use the areas on old dominion road or glebe road, officials are requesting you take an alternate route. >>>
a little bit later with more on that truck fire causing a big mess for commuters this tuesday. also tonight, a major new moves in a prince george's county corruption scandal. johnson has announced she will step down at the end of the month. she pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in a corruption probe. there are calls for her to step down not at the end of the month but right now instead. our bureau chief is live with more on her announcement. >> last week in court, leslie johnson admitted that she tried to hide bribe money from the fbi by stuffing it in her underwear. that is a felony obstruction of justice and witness tampering. she vowed at that time to stay in office until sentencing in october, as the law allows, but she has had a change of heart. >> leslie johnson took her seat on the council this morning and answer the roll call. she participated in the opening prayer and the pledge of allegiance. then, she gathered her things and walked out. her only explanation came in the form of an e-mail the statement that she is resigning effective july 31st so that "the district can be in th
's not going to be the big oblem. when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they c c move forward. >> robin, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan and think this case can move towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and asylummut when it becomes about the crime itself it's a problem but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this out in the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command with the office is a problem. something stinks in the case. doesn't change the fact this guy has three prior victims and now this person is also claiming the same sort of sexual abuse, it's a shame for victims everywhere. >> robin, as a prosecutor, if you felt the way you do, as you just laid it out, and you get a victim like this whose credibility is r
. we will show you the video from earlier today. the weather has been the big story today. you will see some lightning strikes right near the launch pad. there was a meeting that just began at 4:30 this afternoon. they're trying to determine if there has been any sustainable damage. they are out there walking launchpad bird table continue to do that throughout the night looking for any other issues. 70% sounds like a daunting number of. but they have actually launched here with a 90% chance that it would not happen. the last thing you want to do is scrubbed the launch for another day or so and it turns out that the weather is beautiful. it does not look good right now but they will continue to look at it. >> it is business as usual until they decide whether or not -- and they will make that decision. it will happen in the wee hours tomorrow morning. >> 2:00. >> able prepare for the final launch pad today i got a tour. they are inviting all of 11 astronauts to witness this launch. we got a chance to a call -- to talk to them. we will have that letter for you. >> ok. we will keep our fing
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to pray for progress in the debt ceiling debate. >> there is still time to get something big done. the president has made clear he wants to do something substantial. >> republicans said democrats and the president must stop asking for tax hikes. the clock continues to tick down to default. >> we have to get this job done. the president is standing by, but we have to accept the initiative as elected leaders in congress to solve this problem. >> where is the president's plan? i have never seen a piece of paper with his name on it that tells us how to solve the problem. >> congress wants to raise the debt ceiling but pass a balanced budget amendment. >> at least agree we can make some cuts now and caps spending over 10 years. let the states decide if some time over the next decade we will balance our budget. that is hardly a radical idea. >> it is largely symbolic but will probably pass the house and may move the negotiations. >> meanwhile the president and speaker of the house are talking again about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. the speaker reportedly asked to see spe
writer or your extended forecast you can log on to our website, wjla.com. >>> this is the second big storm to hit a region in the last 24 hours. lightning strikes overnight struck a fire at a church in maryland. this happened about 5:00 a.m. the fire badly damaged the church and spoil the debut of its new pastor. he still held services at a nearby church. >> we talked about how god gets us through all things and god loves us. and bad things happen to anybody. >> all those years that people had their lives in that church. >> no one was hurt in that far but it did cause $150,000 of damage. parishioners are vowing to rebuild. >>> new details about the fatal beating of a man at a family cookout. jay has reaction from someone who saw the whole thing. >> we spoke with someone who says he witnessed what they're calling a fatal altercation. he felt that this was something of a one-sided fight. >> i do not know how it went so wrong so fast. it is very sad. >> a party in this instant data turned tragic. >> he was just taking the punches. he fell to the ground appeared >> during a peaceful gat
neighborhood are spending their july for cleaning up the big mess from that -- from mother nature. the region was pounded with heavy rain fierce winds and skies full of lightning. >> i went downstairs and yelled to my parents that i was really scared. we huddled in the basement. >> and this is what many people saw once they step aside after the storm, down power lines and debris everywhere, including big bridges on top of cars and homes. >> i did not hear it fall because of all the wind. as soon as i looked out the window as of this huge chunk of mud instead of the tree. completely surprised. >> neighbors say what was most surprising about this storm was not just how powerful it was but how much damage it was able to do in the short amount of time people who were home at the time of the storms it only lasted a couple of minutes >> normally in this area, this stuff flies right over us. but last night it was just incredible. >> it kind of sounded like a tornado and it looked like a tornado. >> the nearby george washington parkway was also left a mess after the storm. several trees fell on the r
this morning. flames filled the night sky and big black smoke could be seen for several city blocks. the scenes sense owners rushing over to see the damage. all of them were shocked to find out something they worked so hard for went up in flames in a matter of minutes. >> i just bought the boats six months ago. >> if it's 40-foot speedboat was burned by the fire. he was just on the vote this weekend. >> i went out shopping for it yesterday. that boat is like my girlfriend. >> 9 is everything is gone, along with three others. the damage estimated at about a million dollars. fire officials say the fire broke out before 3:00 this morning. >> i had just renovated, quite a bit of money invested in it. now it's gone. >> firefighters if we're able to save a few votes by untying them from the docks, but others were not so lucky. >> is just a sad thing to be gone in such a short time. >> investigators are trying to figure out how the fire started. they believe right now started close to land. they are still counting their blessings the owners. >> good thing i was not on the boat. jummy olabanji, abc 7 n
. and a big mess left in this cul- de-sac. >> we were standing there four minute -- for a minute. >> b-w parkway a tree fell and stopped traffic. driver started removing some of the debris themselves from the southbound lane. >> we stood there for about an hour and got tired of waiting. >> the storm left quite a mess across our area for city crews can people to clean up on this holiday weekend. the fourth of july concert aerosolreversal the show must go on. >> thousands of people are waking up without power. 9200 customers out of power in northern virginia from dominion. 1100 for pepco. 236 for novec. 1600 for bge. to send your pictures of the storm, wjla.com. >>> preparations under way for tonight's big fourth of july concert on the national mall despite last night's storm. it went on as scheduled, the reversal. >> the♪ >> jordin sparks will be singing. and jimmy smits will be hosting. >> to think about what the founding fathers put forward when they first go to that document and what it all means. >> comedian steve martin will perform tonight as a bluegrass musician. -brokethe conc
were completed overnight and service should be back to normal in time for the opening. >>> another big story, a break in a 10-year-old murder for hire case. the conviction of a fairfax county man on death row for nearly a decade was overturned. prosecutors had argued that he hired a man to murder petrole in 2001 but his family had maintained that just don't wolfe what was innocent. >> in january of 2002 woldfe was convicted of murder and was sent to prison as the youngest death row inmate in the state. yesterday that was overturned. >> this woman watched her son on death row in virginia for the past decade. >> in has been really hard. we just keep the faith and were hoping someday soon the truth would come out. >> a federal judge ruled on tuesday that her son was wrongfully convicted in the murder for hire plots that sent him to death row. in march of 2001 he was 20 and was accused of hiring a man to kill a drug supplier. wolfe had admitted to selling drugs, but claimed that he was innocent of the murder. the prosecution's witness later recanted his story. >> for him to live like that
with a preview. >> enjoy this weekend because we have big changes on the way. there is not of real -- a lot of relief behind the cold front. at reagan national airport. the heat index is not that bad. on thursday and friday and saturday, the heat index may be around 105 if not warmer. and a comfortable my head. high temperatures above the lower and middle 90s. a dangerous heat wave is on the way. and the tropics are beginning to flare up. a turning to the world cup, loss today for the u.s. women's team. japan was the winner in a penalty shootout. it was a dramatic turn with the states leading for much of the game. i cannot imagine that the is very good. >> this was such a huge moment when they made the kick here, just deflated. they had so much confidence that usa would be the winner of the world cup. e werethe beginning w then this is what got us. >> one thing that people came -- away from, and one northern virginia knows this very well. >> screams of excitement. over. u.s.a. watched japan play the u.s. women's team. this is about national pride, r others this is a sign of pride. they work
that is just the best. -- that is just dust. >>> of big drowned first will down, and 70 miles per hour will hit the ground and spread out or. that out word spreading kicks up the best. those can roll and roll and roll. >> big trouble for allergy sufferers. around here we saw rain. watching -- washing the allergens out of the air. i have something to show you affect us right into weekend. similar to what i saw -- talk about yesterday. notice it was warmer northwest of the metro area. that is because they are seeing sunshine and clearing behind upper level energy that is still slowly moving through our region causing areas of rain and clouds still lingering locally. heavy downpour just over solomons island. this is slowly drifting to the northeast. there is not much push in our atmosphere. is typical july weather. what forms is very slow moving. this is hanging on tight. that is all drifting off. we saw very heavy rain moving virginia across potomac, and into st. mary's county. is the clearing on the satellite picture. beautiful afternoon in hagerstown. temperatures will to the warmthd the sun. i
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damage the engines. americans are celebrating their divorces in a big way. i will explain in my next report period of live and bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now 74 degrees, 74 degrees. >> still to come the hunt for serial rapist on the streets of georgetown. police need your help closing a cold case. >> more heat and humidity on the way. >>> 4:40 adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. warm and muggy, a typical july weather for washington. there are some clouds overhead. a few showers in roanoke and in the stanton area. there could be a few sprinkles in stanton. 77 degrees in hyattsville, 78 in the district, 71 in germantown 74 in springfield. a few upper 60's. 689 in olney. a mixture of sun and clouds today. highs around 90 degrees. we cannot rule out a few isolated storms, especially south of the metro, later on today. a better chance tomorrow afternoon. well combat -- welcome back. >>> around the beltway looks good. heading in and out of business district is fine. nowhere is on the 14th street b
place at george washington's mt. vernone estates. speakers urged the new americans to have big dreams and pursue them. >>> first lady michelle obama will help salute military families during tonight's washington nationals game. before the game, children from military families will escort her to firstthetghehe homeplate. >>> what were the fourth of july be without fireworks and a hot dog eating contest? >> 5 4 3 2, 1. >> joey chestnut scarfed down 623 hot dogs in 10 minutes. at coney island. he was a six short of his own record. meanwhile, sonya from alexandria won the women's contest. she downed 40 hot dogs. >> go sonya. >> what do you say after that? they at 102 hot dogs in 10 minutes. >> that is enough to make you what -- not want to eat breakfast. >>> that other main attraction on the national mall that is not over yet. >> >>> tuesday morning, july 5. we have one lingering sprinkle in southern maryland. zero weeks a frontal boundary that is south of the metro area. -- a weak frontal boundary that is south of the metro area. the specks of green on 301 is a sprinkle left over from la
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
could be lower than expected by fall. >>> hewlett-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature is web os. originally developed for the palm prix. this is a playing card metaphor where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick it off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the turn pad. >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer reports" new ranking. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >> they're pretty good. >>> coming up next, never before seen images from the wreck of the "titanic." >> not what you'd expect to find or want to find on your next flight. a scorpi
. >>> pandora get into the social networking business. now the details, and a review of google plus. >> big changes are coming to pandora. the internet radio service is adding its own social network, which will allow users to monitor which songs for their friends are listening to and talking about. the service is available now for premium subscribers and later this week for everyone else. it has been a couple weeks since google launched google plus. it was easier to manage than facebook. >> google plus allows you to put people into groups and allows you to put them in different circles. you have to categorize the people into different groups, and that allows you to control what people see right from the beginning. >> it remains exclusive. only those receiving invitations for now will be able to use it. >>> we are going to be looking at the beltway a first, it's hot outside already. >> low 80's right now. i promised there is nicer weather on the way. tomorrow and on friday we will see temperatures only in the mid 80's, that is a welcome change. and no heat advisory. annapolis, maryland, righ
when the big mac was the example of that the, like calorie foods? today, it would be considered low-cal, compared to these. >> this is the cheesecake factory's farmhouse cheeseburger. >> 1,530 calories. add the red bell the cheese cake for dessert and that is another 1540 plus three days' worth of saturated fat. the meltdown is from denny's. it is a fry's -- fried cheese and milk with cheese sticks. >> i would never eat that. >> that is 12 days worth of food and they only have one item. >> every year, they test food from chain restaurants awarding the most fattening. this year, apple these one by topping its fettuccine with cheese stuffed meatballs. that is 1,500 calories in one dish. >> i have to share. i will not eat it by myself. >> today's winners contribute to obesity, heart disease high blood pressure and other problems. >> this shake is the kicker. >> one large peanut butter and jelly shake is like drinking two large t. bone steaks plus a buttered bakinged potato. >> out. that gives you an idea of how extremely caloric these dishes are. >> if that report does not deter you, t
actually happened to 2-year-old caylee. the little girl with the big brown eyes who loved swimming and winnie the pooh and whose tragic fate touched and enraged so many. diane? >> elizabeth, thank you. >>> and tonight, we want you to know, there will be a special one-hour edition of "nightline." terry moran and the "nightline" team will dive into many questions, including those we posed. and terry is at the center of the story in florida. >>> moving on tonight, a search is under way for the seven americans s ill missing off the coast of mexico, after their fishing boat capsized in a sudden storm. the waters there were a balmly 77 degrees so hype therm y'all was not a concern, but the sharks were, and survivors said they could feel them circling after the big boat began to roll. >> we felt it rock and we heard people screaming, yelling in spanish, of course. and we didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: so far, 19 fisherern and 16 crew have been plucked from the ocean. at least one american has already been confirmed dead. >>> and, now, our washington washdog beat. tracking sca
that this is a moment to be seized, that as long as they are attempting deficit reduction, they should think big. and what they're talking about could affect millions and millions of f ericans. there's a lot of cutting going on at the white house these days, and the branches of this elm could be just the beginning. both president obama and the house speaker, john boehner, today pushed congressional leaders to reduce the deficit by up to $4 trillion over the next decade or so. but how to get there is the sticking point. the president wants both spending cuts and new taxes and revenue. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: and the pain will trickle down. and how might you feel it? republicans want to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from entitlement programs on the table from medicaid for low income americans. and for seniors, hundred of billions form medicate and social security. those benefits could be reduced, particularly for wealthier seniors. serious pain for seniors and serious fears. >> without medicare, i would be in a w
that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new unde
kicked in. is in the next big thing? >> we think it is the next big thing. we want to prevent crashes before they happen if we can. and we do have a lot of new technology like volvo city safety that can help drivers to avoid crashes. >> reporter: by comparing ininrance claims from volvoss that are equipped with city safety to other cars that are not, the institute determined that the system eliminates more than one-quarter of low-speed crashes. >> there is always the risk that the technology could make a mistake. but it's much more likely that a human could make a mistake because we're all so easily distracted. >> reporter: volvo will make city safety standard in four models by 2012. meanwhile, other car companies are racing to bring their own futuristic self-braking technology into the present. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >> just a few questions. one, does it work in rough weather, heavy rain, snow or ice? what if you're going 80? already viewers are weighing in. wnnfans.com. amanda says, i don't like this idea, i don't like to rely on a computer to keep me alive, i like to apply my o
to the women's soccer team. he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. >> i think there's still timim o get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: if in fact, capitol hill sources tell abc news the esident and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare and medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan "b." to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider tax increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to entitlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to bac
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first one last critical witness for the defense. crystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tele law enforcement
as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives, reaction from casey's parents, a juror gives us his extraordinary theory and the womoman who made this case r personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death, but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york sitting in for robin and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a few
increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. >>> right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks insi
:00. for updates at any time, log onto our website wjla.com. >> another big story we are following is the culmination of the closely watched corruption scandal. today, leslie johnson announced that she is resigning from the prince george's county council. this is just days after she pleaded guilty to corruption charges. we're live with the latest developments. >> last week when she pleaded guilty she said she was going to do with the law allowed, stay in office until her sentencing in october. she heard a chorus of people politicians, voters, saying you should step down now. today, she said she has had a change of heart. she is listening to those people sort of. >> not long after her lawyer put out a statement saying she would resign from the county council july 31st, leslie johnson got up and walked out of the council chambers. the county executive said he is happy to see her go. >> i am glad that she has come to that decision. i think it is in the best interest of the county to get a permanent member on the council. >> the rest of the council announced that an end of july departu
on main street. >> reporter: to go big or not to go big? that is the question when it comes to raising the nation's debt limit. and after another meeting at the white house, the president and congress appear no closer to a deal. if the president and congress fail t tagree to raise the nation's debt limit, the forecasts sound almost apocalyptic. >> stock prices are going to fall, bond prices are going to fall, you're going to notice on when you logon to your 401(k). >> reporter: already family businesses like the feinbergs' bathroom fixtures company in ft. lauderdale, florida, have taken down the help wanted sign, waiting to hear if the u.s. government becomes a deadbeat. >> we want to hire employees. we want to grow our business. we want to spend money doing advertising. so it's just difficult. >> reporter: a new u.s. chamber of commerce survey says two-thirds of america's small businesses have no plans to hire in the coming year. >> everyone's scared. no one's going to make a move. >> reporter: yet after another white house meeting, it was another day without an agreement to extend th
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